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to speak to angle earlier comment about ride sharing the t nc are not and finally completed the sf park pilot we recorded back a few meetings back in the summer and b will be coming forward with recommendations with the theory of sf park two dramatic pricing we'll improve the reliability and reduce congestion muni is improving transportation issue which include the creation of the network and improving reliability we've talked about the outdoor boarding and making the system smallest with technology with the safety assess we've had capital
projects and we'll have a lot more coming over the cows of 2015 and goal 3 a live ability issue with the affordability it is challenged and the quality of life is something that the transportation is much a part of insuring we can maintain we did a study it demonstrated the policy bolstering the local committee and working to reduce our fingertip in terms of the energy and heard the governance committee and working hard to improve the project delivery to deliver on the capital there's the divorce have provided to us you've heard earlier from john with with a great delivery with the central subway on time and on budget and we expect the rest
of our project to follow suits in terms of improving the workforce in the workplace to deliver on the rest of the goals through creating a culture of service to go along with the culture of safety insuring that all employees have clear expectations for their performance and get honest feedback and in here we recognize employees for they're great work ms. booze may reference to last year's close out fiscally the budget the service increase for free muni we've heard about today and adding for staff so we can better and better support the service on the capital side a significant investment that's
been realized because of prop a that is part of the bigger transportation initiative we've had the task force started by mayor ed lee and co-chair by metcalf and on that recommended up to $3 billion of new investments in the next 15 years which prop a was the first down payment we're focusing on murray our progress for each the objectives in the strategic plan 4 goals and a key performance indicator for each the objectives we've met our goal and are working on the strategic action items we've completed the lions share of those so that's the lincoln fast version i'm sure you've read in our annual report and aaron will be happy
to sign your paper copies i want to acknowledge that the mayor that the board your leadership particularly of the employees of the mta responsible for this work 5 thousand hard working people responsible for the outcomes and it set us up for success in the years to come. >> one thing i like about it acknowledging we're not made the modules but this give us the credibility but no one lo would building it i appreciate that but it looks at nice there are pictures of employees and i think it does employees and various civic leaders and advocates that makes a big difference as i've said a number of times this is the most used
strategic plan i've been involved in this talks about how we're doing and yet ready to go so i appreciate i know it took a lot of work. >> members of board. >> i mean, i'll chime in it looks at gorgeous and the photos of the employees and the community members and, of course, chairman north koreans picture. >> it's a great report your i think the fiscal on the strategy plans keeps everything focused it makes it real clear. >> anyone else if not members of the public howard wong. >> he's the only person that turned in a speaker card. >> howard i think you missed the comments of the lower bus low floor buses are also a very
important part of the transit preferential streets program adapt by the citizens in 2003 prop k portland, oregon had a change to ride their system check it out i was impress with their he long term planning low floor buses were an integral part avoiding the platforms that we and seen in san francisco when i see as a more disruptive and creating an obstacle in our streets moving forward with the lower floor vehicles of all types of vehicles and rail systems maybe we should look at the low floors although it creates a dual
system in regards to the reports people have told me that can 0 donor is an important part of reporting it would be level to have a simple because of things that have been criticized let's look at r look at switch backs and people are been critical and rather than gloegz over them let's start having measurements over time to see how we've progressed even though we didn't progress having that information will have participation among the public. >> no one else exterminates to address the board. >> no one else. >> well happy holidays to
>commission vice-president rodney fong: >commissioner michael j. antonini: >commissioner rich hillis: >commissioner christine johnson: moore nth >>commissioner kathrin moore:. item 1, for continuance. 2438 lake street is proposed to continuance for december 11. item 2, 1912, 20th street proposed to continuance january 15, 2015. those are all the continuances i have. >president cindy wu: okay. any public comment? >> public comment is closed.
>> i move. >> on that motion, [calling roll] so moved. that motion passes unanimously 7-0 and places you under commission matters item no. 3, draft minutes for november 13, 2014, and november 20, 2014. >president cindy wu: is there any public comment on the draft minutes? >> public comment is closed. >> commissioner moore? >> move to approve. >> second. >> on that motion to adopt the minutes for november 13th and november 20, 2014. commissioner >commissioner michael j. antonini: >commissioner rich hillis: >commissioner christine johnson: >>commissioner kathrin moore: >commission vice-president rodney fong: that motion passes 7-0.
item 4. >> i want the commission to know that i met with commissioner fong and talked about the action item list. the action item list is comprised of request that commission members may make and the secretary and will send it out on weekly basis but there were some items that we discussed that had more to do with a larger policy item and there will be more next year that will help us guide on that. commissioner moore? >> >>commissioner kathrin moore: i asked whether the department would prepare to make an update on our study. i see many parks being inappropriately used and how do we monitor the success and what is the department
thinking as it grows is there a network of parks. the director indicated that they would be willing but i would like to add that. >> thank you. >> commissioner richards? >commissioner dennis richards: what i would like to bring up is the subject of fines. everyday it seems i pick up the paper i see somebody is tangled in a fine situation where they are told they can't do something and they go ahead and they do it. here is another one, it's like the third or fourth time, the tech communicate -- commune they went back and did it. if i park it's 371, if the person demolished the
house it's $100,000 and i had a conversation with a prominent real estate attorney and he said, these fines that we charge they are becoming rounding errors in the development game here. i think it's something we need to look at. we have this carat approach and we are sending bad behavior by sending us miniscule fines and people are doing things they don't want to do and we have policies specifically around cutting trees down and i think this is something that we as a commission should look at in the future. city clerk: commissioners, we can move to item 5. department matters and announcements. >> i have nothing. >> item 6, review of past events at the board of supervisors. there was no board of appeals hearing in the historic preservation
commission. >> good afternoon, commissioners, aaron star, planning department staff. there was no board meeting on land use meeting this week and last week there was. we hope you enjoyed your week off. at the land use committee was for the notification for the current four priority conservation areas. this is a project that is being headed by the planning department. it has a locally identified location in urgent need of preservation. the purpose of designation to protect key natural lands in the san francisco bay area for purchase of conservation easement. currently san francisco has four cpa's, aqua vista twin peaks and bayview property. the current pch will allow the opportunities
for new areas of designation and allow the planning department when determining the factors for selection. it maybe a natural landscape, agricultural land regional opportunity for urban agreeing. supervisor cohen had two questions and recommended to the full board. also land use for exemption to hospital allow exemption above the height limit for hospitals mechanical equipment with regard to height. this commission heard the item on november 13th of this year and voted unanimously to recommend approval. with no comments from the committee or the public, this item was recommended to the full board. at the full board we had three mills act contracts for 168 pierre street and wallace street and one for 621 wallace street. they were all approved by the
board on 9-1 with supervisors avalos exempting and cohen excused. the next item the restricted use district passed it's first read then we had an appeal for conditional use authorization an appeal for demolished units for 15 bedrooms. the board unanimously rejected the cu and rejected the appellant. supervisor mar comments the city loses and commented that the city has multiple policies concerning existing affordable housing policy. supervisor breed she was okay with the
dilapidated houses and supervisor -- and therefore she would be voting on the for the appellant. supervisor tang commented that decided when new housing produced is more valuable than existing affordable housing is crucial and she would like to work with the department to figure this out. and taking their vote, the board referencing the policy whether the project converts from rental housing to tenure or occupancy and whether the rental units subject to arbitration for affordable housing and whether it preserves cultural and economic diversity whether the project conserves the neighborhood character to preserve the neighborhood and whether the project increases the number of affordable units govnd by
section 4 and we will convene with the board to discuss this. next at the board it was appeal for the environmental exemption for 2853 broderick street to continue fob february 9th. and with wawona street was withdrawn. finally the hospital height exemption received it's first read and passed at the board. there were two introductions last week, one was an interim ordinance on new massage establishment sponsored by supervisor tang regarding interim controls for any new massage establishments for 18 moss in response to recent changes in law regarding massage establishments and
the mayor's ordinance concerning homeless shelters, the ordinance amends the planning code for zoning open space in compliance with the california code requirements and administer the code between the contracts with the city and shall operate to contain operational standards. and that item will be coming to you for your review and comment. thank you. >president cindy wu: commissioner >commissioner michael j. antonini: were they present? >> >> they were. >> they returned a minimum of 8 votes. three could have prevented it? >> yes. >> thank you. >president cindy wu: commissioner richards?
>> richards >commissioner dennis richards: can you tell us what happened to 114 graph hill. >> the board held a position on that. >> president tim fry requested that i update you on the appropriateness for the mission theatre on mission street which was approved with conditions with the draft eir and will be coming to you next week but most importantly they held their cultural assets committee meeting before the regular historic heritage commission and an aid from supervisors campos
regarding the legacy. if there is nothing further, we can move to general public comment. public comment:at this time, members of the public may address the board on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the board except agenda items. with respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the board will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. when the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the board has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the board must be exercised during the public comment portion of the calendar. each member of the public may address the board for up to 3 minutes. if it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the president may continue public comment to another time during the meeting. 1234 i have one speaker card. >president cindy wu: is there general public comment? >> first i want to introduce
my son, ronald lee who lives in palo alto who came to help me and my granddaughter who lives in san francisco and they want to come up. allison lee. i may stay within my 3 minutes. i group my stuff into two groups. group one is my complaint, my problem with rezoning of the 8th avenue property back to the way it was when i bought it in 1964 and group one includes my problem with safe way. i lived there since 1964 and since 1958 been 6 years apart. i have been there a long time
and we are involved with all sorts of things now. so i'm giving you group one and group two. i'm a retired schoolteacher. i tend to have some of the old stuff. i have an old binder. group one, i'm trying to stay within my 3 minutes. group one, my property resold back to the way it was. it was r 3 and being next door to safe way i have the right to commercialize it and the second part of group 1, a safe way gave me a safe way back yard agreement on november 15, '07. i do not agree with them. i refuse to sign it.
i want to state this so my son or granddaughter knows that. the rezoning is public matter and the safe way back yard problem is a private matter. they have to learn that distinction. group 2 is support historical dates and experiences etc. the problems, there are two, one is self appointed, not elected, private. the second one was through the enrichment program. i was elected a chairperson. i didn't have a problem with those
people. time is up, right? thanks. i made it this time. >president cindy wu: thank you. commissioner moore? >> >>commissioner kathrin moore: can i ask something regarding the presentation. the folder was a rather large piece, would someone who was somewhat involved in this review the folder so we can at least fully understand the comments just made. >> commissioner moore, i will be sure to pass that along to the appropriate team member. >> thank you. >> sue hester with two things. first thing is would you pay particular attention to speaking into your microphones. it's really hard hearing
the audience when people sit back and assume that voice is going out. that applies to commissioners as well as the public. second thing is we have become supremely jaded. the last hearing of this commission was a long hearing because of comments on the 5m eir. at the end of the meeting the planning commission extended the comment period in presence of all the people watching online, in home or in the audience. that was reversed at 5:00 on friday by the planning department. the notice came to a couple of us. it was 5:00 on friday. friday when people were leaving for thanksgiving. it didn't even come to
the commission sector to the commission. a couple of you got the notice. people who got the eir and eir notice or who attended the hearing or saw it online have no idea what the planning commission, that the planning commission was over ruled by staff. the new deadline is december 17th, which is really going to be difficult because we had an election. it's a 700 page eir, equivalent to a rezoning as well as a project approval. it's carving out an area that isn't in the central soma plan. it's carving out an area that isn't in the downtown, that isn't in the areas that it's going to be rezoned on market street. so, we have become so cavalier that it isn't even noticed to the
general public. i don't think that's legal in this city city attorney. i think people have the right to comment period to which that the commission set at the last hearing, not which a couple were informed by an e-mail from the department that have been truncated by the approximate weeks. there is no respect for election no respect for really complicated project and having a 700 page eir dumped on you when you have to read it to find out what's going on. projects as massive like that have to have a presentation more than 5 minutes before the hearing. no one understand the project. thank you. >president cindy wu: is there
additional general public comment? >> good afternoon. my name is patrick adams. it's come to my attention recently that when the supervisor loosened the control in the castro relative to the use. as a result of that, it's become the wild west where virtually anyone short of formula retail can change the use from whatever it is to whatever they desire it to be. i sure hope the planning department would look at this issue and realize it's time to engage in some of those controls. thank you. >president cindy wu: thank you. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed.. commissioner moore?
>>commissioner kathrin moore: is the commissioner allowed to ask a follow up request to a public comment which has been made? >> it's really not intended as a question and answer period, but we can go back to the commission comments and questions period and we can reopen that and you can pose a question. >> would you be inclined president wu with regard to a question. i would like a question regarding to the continuing of the project that ms. hester made and i would like to ask the city attorney if the commission for all the correct reasons requested a continuance is entitled with more motions made than anything else and the eir to look at it careful